Management practices

Management practices are assessed based on their relative water quality risk. Results show the area managed using best management practice systems for water quality outcomes as at June 2016.

Indicator confidence is based on expert opinion and direct measures of error.

Further details on the scoring system (PDF, 527.3KB) and qualitative confidence rankings for each indicator are outlined in the supporting technical information.

Sugarcane

Confidence indicator

Confidence indicator for Sugarcane: 3 out of 5

Area of sugarcane lands managed using best management practice systems as at June 2016.

Target: 90% by 2018.

Region 2015 result 2016 result
Great Barrier ReefD 23% D 32%
Cape YorkNANA
Wet TropicsD 27% D 33%
BurdekinE 22% E 22%
Mackay WhitsundayD 34% D 36%
FitzroyNANA
Burnett MaryD 33% D 35%

Grazing

Confidence indicator

Confidence indicator for Grazing: 2 out of 5

Area of grazing lands managed using best management practice systems as at June 2016.

Target: 90% by 2018.

Region 2015 result 2016 result
Great Barrier ReefD 36% D 36%
Cape YorkD 28% D 28%
Wet TropicsD 35% D 35%
BurdekinD 44% D 44%
Mackay WhitsundayD 32% D 33%
FitzroyD 28% D 29%
Burnett MaryD 42% D 42%

Horticulture

Confidence indicator

Confidence indicator for Horticulture: 2 out of 5

Area of horticulture lands managed using best management practice systems as at June 2016.

Target: 90% by 2018.

Region 2015 Result 2016 Result
Great Barrier ReefC 47% C 47%
Cape YorkNDND
Wet Tropics (bananas only)C 56% C 62%
BurdekinC 48% C 49%
Mackay WhitsundayNDND
FitzroyD 31% D 32%
Burnett MaryC 47% C 48%

Grains

Confidence indicator

Confidence indicator for Grains: 3 out of 5

Area of grains managed using best management practice systems at as June 2016.

Target: 90% by 2018.

Region 2015 Result 2016 Result
Great Barrier ReefC 57% C 57%
Cape YorkNANA
Wet TropicsNANA
BurdekinC 57% C 57%
Mackay WhitsundayNANA
FitzroyC 56% C 56%
Burnett MaryNAB 74%

Read the detailed Management practice results (PDF, 653.8KB) and methods (PDF, 959.5KB) .

Last reviewed
31 January 2019
Last updated
27 October 2017